New Arrivals · Poetry

September 25, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Poisoned apples : poems for you, my pretty

September 24, 2014
Heppermann, Christine.
New York : Greenwillow Books, 2014.
114 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes index of first lines.
"Christine Heppermann's powerful collection of free verse poems explore how girls are taught to think about themselves, their bodies, their friends--as consumers, as objects, as competitors. Based on classic fairy tale characters and fairy tale tropes, the poems range from contemporary retellings to first person accounts set within the original stories. From Snow White's cottage and Rapunzel's tower to health class and the prom, these poems are a moving depiction of young women, society, and our expectations. Poisoned Apples is a dark, clever, witty, beautiful, and important book for teenage girls, their sisters, their mothers, and their best friends"-- Provided by publisher.


September 16, 2014
Meitner, Erika, 1975-
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions Ltd., 2014.
104 pages ; 23 cm
"This is a volume of original American poetry"-- Provided by publisher.

The wilderness : poems

September 12, 2014
Lim, Sandra.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2014.
96 pages ; 21 cm

Faithful and virtuous night

September 8, 2014
Glück, Louise, 1943-
New York : Fararr, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
71 pages ; 24 cm

Rebel souls : Walt Whitman and America's first bohemians

September 8, 2014
Martin, Justin.
New York : Da Capo Press, [2014].
xi, 339 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"A Merloyd Lawrence book."
"In the shadow of the Civil War, a circle of radicals in a rowdy saloon changed American society and helped set Walt Whitman on the path to poetic immortality. Rebel Souls is the first book ever written about the colorful group of artists-- regulars at Pfaff's Saloon in Manhattan--rightly considered America's original Bohemians. Besides a young Whitman, the circle included actor Edwin Booth; trailblazing stand-up comic Artemus Ward; psychedelic drug pioneer and author Fitz Hugh Ludlow; and brazen performer Adah Menken, famous for her Naked Lady routine. Central to their times, the artists managed to forge connections with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, and even Abraham Lincoln. This vibrant tale, packed with original research, offers the pleasures of a great group biography like The Banquet Years or The Metaphysical Club. Justin Martin shows how this first bohemian culture--imported from Paris to a dingy Broadway saloon--seeded and nurtured an American tradition of rebel art that thrives to this day. "-- Provided by publisher.


September 2, 2014
xxxvi, 85 pages : genealogical table ; 21cm
This stunning translation by award-winning poet, Robin Robertson reinvigorates Euripides' masterpiece. Updated for contemporary readers, Robertson brings the ancient verse to fervid, brutal life, revealing a work of art as devastating and relevant today as it was in the fifth century BC.

Gabriel : a poem

September 2, 2014
Hirsch, Edward.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
78 pages ; 24 cm

For a better world : poems and drawings on peace and justice by Greater Cincinnati artists.

August 28, 2014
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Ghosn Publishing, 2004-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Editor and organizer: Saad Ghosn.

Brown girl dreaming

August 22, 2014
Woodson, Jacqueline.
New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, 2014.
336 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 22 cm
"Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become. Praise for Jacqueline Woodson: Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story. but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery"-The New York Times Book Review"-- Provided by publisher.

Everything is a poem : the best of J. Patrick Lewis

August 18, 2014
Lewis, J. Patrick.
Mankato, MN : Creative Editions, [2014].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"A delightfully wide-ranging poetry collection taken from previously published and new works by American poet J. Patrick Lewis is illustrated by Italian artist Maria Cristina Pritelli"-- Provided by publisher.

Inside Spiders : poems

August 15, 2014
Shinn, Leslie, 1953-, author.
55 pages ; 21 cm
"A Karen & Michael Braziller Book."

By word of mouth : poems from the Spanish, 1916-1959

August 14, 2014
New York : New Directions Book, 2011.
xliii, 167 p. ; 21 cm.
A bilingual collection of William Carlos Williams' translations of various Spanish and Latin American poets.

The Oxford companion to modern poetry

August 13, 2014
New York : Oxford University Press, [2014].
xxiii, 706 pages ; 20 cm

If the tabloids are true what are you? : poems & images

August 12, 2014
Harvey, Matthea, 1973- author.
145 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

Backup singers

August 11, 2014
Browning, Sommer, author.
85 pages ; 23 cm.

New selected poems

August 7, 2014
Murray, Les A., 1938-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
xiv, 310 pages ; 22 cm
Includes indexes.
"A new selection from Les Murray, Australia's finest poet"-- Provided by publisher.

I knead my mommy : and other poems by kittens

August 7, 2014
Marciuliano, Francesco.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 16 cm
A book of confessional poems about the triumphs, trials, and daily discoveries of being a kitten. This volume gives readers a glimpse into kittens' confused and curious feline minds as they encounter the world around them.

Pinholes in the night : essential poems from Latin America

July 25, 2014
Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2014]
xxxviii, 281 pages ; 23 cm.

The odyssey

July 21, 2014
Homer, author.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014].
xxv, 459 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Telemachos in Ithaca -- Telemachos calls an assembly -- Telemachos in Pylos -- Telemachos in Sparta -- Odysseus and Kalypso -- Odysseus and Nausicaa -- Odysseus in the Phaeacian court -- The stranger in town -- Odysseus in the cave of Cyclops -- Odysseus and Kirkē -- Odysseus in the underworld -- Odysseus on the island of the sun -- Home at last -- Odysseus in the pig herder's hut -- The pig herder's tale -- Father and son -- The faithful dog Argos -- Presents from the suitors -- Odysseus' scar -- A vision of doom -- The contest of the bow -- The slaughter of the suitors -- Husband and wife -- Father and son.
Odysseus--soldier, sailor, trickster, and everyman--is one of the most recognizable characters in world literature. His arduous, ten-year journey home after the Trojan War, the subject of Homer's Odyssey, is the most accessible tale to survive from ancient Greece, and its impact is still felt today across many different cultures. This lively free verse translation, from one of today's leading Homeric scholars, preserves the clarity and simplicity of the original while conveying Odysseus' adventures in a modern style. By avoiding the technical formality of earlier translations, and the colloquial and sometimes exaggerated effects of recent attempts, Barry B. Powell's translation deftly captures the most essential truths of this vital text. Due to his thorough familiarity with the world of Homer and Homeric language, Powell's introduction provides rich historical and literary perspectives on the poem. This volume also includes illustrations from classical artwork, detailed maps, explanatory notes, a timeline, and a glossary. Modern and pleasing to the ear while accurately reflecting the meaning of the original, this Odyssey is a superlative translation for twenty-first-century readers.

Poets of World War I

July 18, 2014
Smith, Rupert, 1943-
Chicago, Illinois : Heinemann Library, [2014]
64 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm
"My subject is war" -- Wilfred Owen -- Siegfried Sassoon -- Isaac Rosenberg -- Rupert Brooke -- Robert Graves -- Vera Brittain -- Charles Sorley -- Alan Seeger.

The Infinitesimals

July 17, 2014
Kasischke, Laura, 1961-
Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, 2014.
xi, 121 pages ; 23 cm
""Kasischke's poems are powered by a skillful use of imagery and the subtle, ingenious way she turns a phrase."-Austin American-StatesmanThe Infinitesimals stares directly at illness and death, employing the same highly evocative and symbolic style that earned Laura Kasischke the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. Drawing upon her own experiences with cancer, and the lives and deaths of loved ones, Kasischke's new work commands a lyrical and dark intensity.Laura Kasischke is the author of eight collections of poetry and seven novels. She teaches at the University of Michigan and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. "-- Provided by publisher.


July 17, 2014
Laque, Carol Feiser, author.
277 pages ; 23 cm

Accepting the disaster

July 11, 2014
Mehigan, Joshua, 1969-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
82 pages ; 22 cm

Selected poems

July 11, 2014
Ford, Mark, 1962 June 24- author.
[Minneapolis] : Coffee House Press, 2014.
149 pages ; 22 cm


July 10, 2014
Carr, Julie, 1966- author.
Richmond, California : Omnidawn Publishing, 2014.
126 pages ; 23 cm

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